Hello Everyone! It looks like the time for introductions is needed. My name is Christina Ng (pronounced “-ing” in case you’re interested), and I am so excited to join BevNET as the new Editor for BevNET Food and Beverage University (FBU).
I come from an educational background and taught for several years before branching over to food media – working first on the television side and then blogging and eventually freelancing for several magazines. I also have taken the plunge as a food professional, working as a baker and a recipe developer. So, in addition to all your business and startup questions, if any of you are serious bakers and are in need of some baking tips, you know who to contact.
And I say that only half in jest, actually. Because a really important message that I am eager to convey is that I am going to be your live resource within FBU. We on the BevNET team are looking to make FBU a communal place, with regular dialogue and engagement with our users. I want you to use me as a resource – to share your experiences with me, and to let me direct whatever institutional knowledge we have available to you. If there is something on the site you want to learn more about or if there is something we are missing and you want to know more about, contact me.
If you’re not ready to reach out yet, however, don’t worry: you’re still going to be hearing from me plenty, anyway. I will be blogging, filing stories, and shooting videos for the site, but I also want us to develop a steady exchange of ideas through social media so that communication can be easier and faster. We’ll figure out the best format for that soon, but for now, I am happy to take calls and emails, and I am also really looking forward to meeting so many more people face-to-face at our upcoming events.
I think it is a real privilege to be a part of the FBU community and to be able to relay information we get from industry professionals to all our subscribers. As someone coming from a family with small business owners, I fully understand how debilitating it can be to have an idea you’ve invested in – whether it be to start or grow – and be unsure of what to do next. My teammates at FBU have done a tremendous job of providing amazing content for the site. My goal is to really make FBU a user-friendly, engaging place for our subscribers to take in information and have it be enjoyable too. And I promise to try my darndest to make that happen.
Editor, BevNET Food and Beverage University